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pages of e-mails detailing the back and forth between the cia, the state department, and the white house in developing those talking points about the deadly attack on the american diplomatic compound in benghazi. now here are the e-mails. these e-mails were first obtained at cnn by jay tapper. we read through them word for word. they detail the evolution of the talking points used in the days of the attacks by members of the administration to talk to the media about what proprietmpted attacks and what was happening on the ground. i red through every single one of these. there are still a lot of questions. but this phrase spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo. that crucial phrase is here in every page. in these e-mails, no one questioned it. it is unclear if anyone questioned it separate from these e-mails that have been released. obviously, knowing the conversations around that designation is absolutely crucial. we do know, though, that initial version of the talking points stated, i want to quote it here, "we do know the islamic extremists with ties to al q
are there. what you see is an interagency process of individuals from the fbi to the cia to the state department, national security council, weighing in on the talking points, what to say to congress, what to say to the american people. here is a quote from one of the quotes, an e-mail from cia public affairs officer to victoria nuland. they say, that being said there are indications islamic extremists participated in the violent demonstrations. the question of course being who to blame for the attacks that killed these four americans including the ambassador. then we see this is a big oft discussed part of the e-mail chain victoria nuland writing in an e-mail the penultimate point could be abused, a point about the fact the cia warned the state department that the cia put in the talking points nuland from the state department objects to this. the penultimate point could be abused by members of congress to beat the state department for not paying atoengs agency warnings so why do we want to feed that either? concerned. there have been a lot of issues about that statement because peopl
drafts pointed to evidence that an al qaeda a fill rated group took part in the attack and that the c.i.a. had warned about al qaeda threats in benghazi. >> the talking pointsham undergone 12 different revisions including extensive edits by the state department. >> 12 crafts. that's worse than a cover-up folks. that's overthinking. you have to write from the heart. and the reason these talking points are so important is that they take us back to the moment this cover-up started. when u.n. ambassador susan rice went on the sunday talk shows to say the attacks were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo which were over an offensive you-tube video about mohammed but thanks to jonathan carl we now know that the original c.i.a. memo said their best guess was that the attacks were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo as did every other version of the memo. that does not help my argument. so forget that part. just remember this. they took out any mention of al qaeda and removed all the c.i.a. warnings of imminent threat. bottom line. su
detained a u.s. embassy worker in moscow whom they claim actually works for the cia and tried recruiting a member of russia's special services. a live report just minutes from now. then, prince harry toured superstorm sandy damaged areas in new jersey. we'll have the latest on the storm-ravaged area. >>> and angelina jolie says she has had a double mastectomy. >>> we're also watching two live events this hour. the attorney general of the united states, eric holder, he's talking about medicare fraud, but he's expected to take questions from reporters. these questions almost certainly will include the ap phone records, the irs scandal that's unfolding, more questions on benghazi. we're also waiting for the white house press breiefing. it was supposed to start a half hour ago. jay carney will be going into the briefing room. we have live coverage of the attorney general and jay carney this hour. meanwhile, the oscar winning actress, angie lea -- anja lena jolie reveals to the world of her double mastectomy. she revealed her breast reconstruction in a "new york times" op-ed article out today
-mails seemed to be at the cia's request. but the state department putting lots of pressure to remove stuff, as well. so where are we with this? because the republicans are saying there are many more e-mails, we haven't seen them all. >> look, administration officials say this is everything. they say we've seen all the e-mails now. so if they want more it would only be notes about the e-mails. so they say this is the complete set. okay, that is that question. does this vindicate the white house. >> you will find whatever you're looking for. the cia seemed to take out the word al-qaeda, the cia seemed to take the attacked demonstration. if you're looking at press changes as well, there is evidence as well. the state department taking out the al-qaeda affiliate behind the attacks. there is evidence the state department did press for that change. so there is enough for both sides to grab at in these e-mails to keep this alive as an issue for some time to come, piers. >> quickly, the pair of you, tell me which one of the three is actually the most damaging. i'll start with you, jessica. >> i th
this debate between the cia and the state department t. state department, their explanation for why that part of the talking points was edited out, saying that the cia had warned the state department about attacks in benghazi if 2012. >> right. >> they said they didn't want that end will is there they thought they were getting run over. okay. this kind of lifts the veil on what goes on in government as in private business, as an example. the state department said, wait a minute. these say that we were warned and didn't do anything about it. hold on. and i believe that what you saw when you saw the victoria newlan from the state department saying this didn't sit well with her leadership. that meant that, you know what, you are not going to put us out there as the scapeget to there. what you end up with after these reiterations are talking points that turned into mush or were absolutely untrue at the very end. >> one of the points that jessica has made clear to us internally and her reports, jessica, is the fact that meme say, where did it come from, the idea that this was the fault of this vid
the scenes. piles of cash, tonight a real life spy game unfolds in moscow, and a cia operative is captured. what will it mean for america's relations with russia. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us. she's battled cia assassins and evil scientists as a movie star. but hollywood a-lister and global activist angelina jolie is waging a real life war against a disease that threatens to cut short the real lives of women. it's her newly public battle against the risks of breast cancer that has turned her into a true inspiration for women around the world. >> wherefore she goes, whatever she does, angelina jolie captured headlines and the limelight like a magnet. >> in some ways it seems you've used a sort of jiu-jitsu move of celebrity, all of this enormous spotlight on you. you seem to want to turn around on people who would otherwise get no attention. >> yeah. and that's the positive thing of celebrity. i can do more good with one foot on one side and one foot in the other. >> her stunning beauty and hit movies like laura croft, tomb raider. >> an oscar for "girl interrupted." >> i'm pl
in the e-mails as being at the cia's request. but the "new york times" sent a piece suggesting it wasn't entirely true and the state department also putting lots of pressure to remove stuff as well. where are we with this? the republicans are saying, well, there's many more e-mails. we haven't seen them all. >> no. well, it depend -- well, look, administration officials say this is everything. they say we have seen all the e-mails now. so if they want more, if would only be notes about the e-mails. though they say this is the complete set. okay, that's that question. is this -- does this vindicate the white house? you will find whatever you're looking for in this. it does vimd indicandicate the that the intelligence community kept -- made the changes that seemed to be most controversial. it was the cia that seemed to take out the word "al qaeda." it was the cia that changed the word "attack" to "demonstration". if you're looking for state department changes, as well, there is evidence of that. for example, the state department press to take out ansar al sharia, an the al-qaeda affiliat
highest ranking members of our military, our cia, and this pickering and mullen. again, remember what i said a few minutes ago. i want the whole truth and nothing but the truth and fairness. just give me all the information so i can make a decision as to what's going on. but more importantly, so that we can address the fact that we have security deficits in our embassys that we need to address as soon as possible. we've got four americans, sadly, who died and it pains me. i want to make sure that that does not happen to anybody else under our watch as best we can do. you cannot do that -- but, wolf, you cannot do that unless you have complete information. >> right. look, if you don't learn from your mistakes you're bound to repeat them down the road. and as you're absolutely right. four americans are dead. let's make sure it doesn't happen again to the best of our abilities. that's why you have the responsibility of oversight and review and that's a critically important part of the u.s. government. congressman, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> up next, we've just obtai
the cia know in it their talking points? more importantly, had we received this, we would have recognized immediately that there was a progression from truth to lie in 12 changes. >> the talking points that eventually were released to susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the yubted nations, when she went out a few days later after september 11th, attack in benghazi. when she suggested it was the result of this angry reaction to this youtube anti-muslim video as opposed to an al qaeda affiliated attack. >> exactly, wolf. i think the important thing for the american people to understand, we're working with a fledgling country we just helped save, and we managed to have on "face the nation," the president of libya calling it what it was, a premeditated september 11th attack on america and our ambassador to the u.n. saying that he either didn't know what he was talki ining about osh he lying by saying just the opposite. nothing could be diplomat cli dumber when we need to work with the libyans to get the investigation. the fact is, you have a backdrop of a picture and your own people picked up
are explaining away as simply a turf war between state and cia in drafting the cover story, the fable. the point is it wasn't a turf war. it was a war over who would be accountable for the real serious underlying issue, the dereliction of the duty and neglect at the best. >> sean: charles krauthammer, good to see you. have is a great weekend. >> pleasure. >> sean: coming up next tonight on "hannity." >> the broader question here, is this still america? >> sean: that question summed up today's house hearings about the ired s list targeting conservatives. bob beckel and monica you youly here to respond to the powerful question coming up next. later, she was kidnapped and held hostage by somali pirates for 93 days. jessica buchanan is here to share her incredible story when she was rescued by seal team six members. log on to the special companion site hannity live @ foxnews.com. follow the live show and always share your thoughts on what you think. hannity live.fox news..com. all business purchases. so you can capture your receipts, and manage them online with jot, the latest app from ink. so you c
department of the u.s. embassy in the russian capital. the russians say he's actually a cia agent trying to recruit a staff member of one of the russian special services. the russians say he was caught with wigs, cash, a knife and dark glasses. phil black live in moscow. wow. phil, tell me more about this spying claim there. >> reporter: sure, brooke. russia's leading spy agency, the fsb, says it picked up ryan fogle, detained him on the streets of moscow, overnight, and they videotaped the whole encounter. that's where we got the pictures we can show you now. it shows this man who is said to be ryan fogle, initially in a pretty unconvincing blonde wig, when he's first detained and then taken into the fsb building and questioned and they said they found him carrying as you described essentially a spy kit as well as all those little technical devices you described. he's also said to be carrying a big pile of cash and a written letter that the russians say were instructions and a financial offer to the man, the russian agent, that he was trying to turn, he was trying to recruit on behalf o
than james bond. peter earnest was a cia officer for 20 years. want to do is get picked up and >> the one thing a spy doesn't want to do is get picked up and have stuff on him, spy stuff. unless as the speculation goes, it is a total set up. >> reporter: maybe he is a spy or maybe the russians were trying to embarrass a diplomat, the cia isn't speaking. fogle has been kicked out of the country, headed back to the u.s. from russia with love. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> military history has been made on the deck of a u.s. aircraft carrier. for the first time ever, a drone has been launched from a ship. test flight could eventually open the way for the u.s. to launch unmanned aircraft from just about any place in the world. the next test comes this summer when the navy tries to launch the drone from a moving carrier. >>> more praise for angelina jolie after her double ma mastectomy. to reduce her risk of breast cancer. her partner, brad pitt calls her decision "absolutely heroic." how they kept the secret so long is remarkable. they apparently told close family,
karzai claiming cash payments from the c.i.a. and these cash payments have been continuing and he's been claiming it in afghanistan and senator corker was hoping to for an explanation from the president and he said it's now been two letters and he hasn't gotten any explanation for it. >> i'm not aware of the letters. i'll have to take the question. the specific story itself involves the c.i.a. and i'd have to refer you to them. with regard to the letters, i'll let you know if there's a response. >> you've used this formulation about the president wanting unfettered investigative reporting a number of times here. to what the former constitutional law professor in the oval office torn between that philosophy and the case for going after leaks? >> i think the appropriate way to describe it is that the president believes there needs to be a balance. ecause there is an interest in making sure that classified information that is sensitive is not leaked and because of the consequences to national security and to individuals, but there is also an interest in the president's view in ensuring that
on the ahmed karzai receiving cash payments from the c.i.a. and he's been confirming it and claiming it in afghanistan and senator corker was hoping for an explanation from the president and he says it's now been two letters and he hasn't gotten any explanation. >> i'm not aware of the letters i'll have to take the question. the specific story itself, you know, involves the c.i.a. and i'd have to refer you to them. but -- with regards to the letters, i'll let you know if -- if there's a response. >> jay? >> yes? >> you've used this formulation about the president's support for unfettered investigative reporting a number of times here. to what extent is the former constitutional law professor in the oval office torn between that philosophy and the case for you know going after leaks? >> i think the appropriate way to describe it is that the president believes there needs to be a balance. because there is an interest in making sure that classified information that is sensitive is not leaked. and because of the consequences to national security, and to individuals. but there is also an
of them. what was taken out? all references to al qaeda and all references to cia warnings before the attack about the terror threat in benghazi. >> there it was. the major turning point in the benghazi saga. for months republicans had insisted the white house was trying to cover up serious failures related to the attack and had no evidence. now with this abc report well kind of looked like the press had maybe been duped. maybe the administration had been looking out for its image and preoccupied with politics. in context what happened next wasn't surprising. hours after abc's report about the benghazi emails news broke that irs had inappropriately scrutinized tea party and other groups seeking tax exempt status ahead of the 2012 elections. republicans pounced. it was a nixonian plot. any other week the media would have taken these charges with a giant grain of salt. but on the heels of the benghazi emails more complicated. monday the associated press announced the justice department had secretly obtained two months worth of reporters phone lotion as part of a leak investigation.
agencies having information, the fbi, cia, other agencies, but not sharing it. we talked about it a lot in the wake of the boston marathon bombings. now we have it again here in this report. the inspector general of the justice department finding that the justice department not only didn't know definitively how many known or suspected terrorists were admitted into the witness security program, but also that the marshal service did not share information of potential value to the fbi before may 2012, just last year the marshal service, the fbi and other agencies did not have a formal process to share witness security terrorism information. they were not sharing this information. so what would happen is these individuals who participated in the witness security program would get new names. the federal government would provide them with these new identities. and then even though they were suspected terrorists and under their old names would not be allowed to fly because of the no-fly list, with their new names they were able to because this information wasn't being shared. it's another rema
at e-mails the intelligence community -- >> well, no. libya was sure of it and the cia seemed pretty sure of it. >> distinguish between two things, was it an act of terror? absolutely. and the president called it that the day after in the rose garden. was it involved in a premeditated attack? no one knew at the time and that's exactly why the talking points were written by the intelligence community. >> why didn't the president just say, yeah, it was a terrorist attack. >> he already called it an attack of terror. we didn't know if it was a premeditated attack by a terrorist group or something that was the result of a protest or a video that had sparked outrage across the middle east that week. >> finally i have to turn to an issue come up. sexual assault in the military, the president had a meeting with top military brass, said we have to stop this. we have people from donald rumsfeld up saying we can't have this and nothing has happened. i want to play you something tulsi gabbert said to me last week. >> there's no excuses. it's not enough to say this is something we'll stand for,
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